Police Capture Sexual Assault Suspect Who Slipped From Custody

A sexual assault suspect, who somehow slipped from custody, was captured Tuesday, Miami-Dade police said.

Randy Early was arrested around 8 p.m. on Northwest 79th Street and 2nd Avenue after police spent the day searching for him.

It is unclear why and how Early briefly returned to the streets, but Miami-Dade police got involved in the search when a warrant was served. The department's Sexual Predator Unit apprehended him. 

The 51-year-old was not in Miami-Dade Corrections' custody at the time he returned to the streets, officials confirmed to NBC 6. A spokesman referred all questions regarding Early's release to Jackson Health.

Jackson Health did not respond to a request for comment.

Court records show Early had been charged with sexual assault for an alleged attack on an elderly woman in 2012. He is listed as a patient at an assisted living facility in Miami, according to court records.

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